History Alive! The United States | Chapter 21 - The Civil War

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History Alive! The United States | Chapter 21 - The Civil War

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  • 1. 
    The Civil War was
    • A. 

      A war fought by the U.S. and Europe.

    • B. 

      A war fought by the Union and Confederacy.

    • C. 

      A war that lasted a short period.

    • D. 

      A war that was won by the Confederacy.

  • 2. 
    Check the following that apply to the Union.
    • A. 

      22,000,000 people

    • B. 

      10% of manufacturing

    • C. 

      90% of manufacturing

    • D. 

      More farms

    • E. 

      9,000,000 people

    • F. 

      Less farms

    • G. 

      21,000 miles of railroads

    • H. 

      9,000 miles of railroads

    • I. 

      Good military leadership

    • J. 

      Poor military leadership

    • K. 

      Knew the land well

    • L. 

      Did not know the land well

  • 3. 
    Check the following that apply to the Confederacy.
    • A. 

      22,000,000 people

    • B. 

      10% of manufacturing

    • C. 

      90% of manufacturing

    • D. 

      More farms

    • E. 

      9,000,000 people

    • F. 

      Less farms

    • G. 

      21,000 miles of railroads

    • H. 

      9,000 miles of railroads

    • I. 

      Good military leadership

    • J. 

      Poor military leadership

    • K. 

      Knew the land well

    • L. 

      Did not know the land well

  • 4. 
    The greatest advantage to the Confederacy was
    • A. 

      Their military leadership.

    • B. 

      Their weapons.

    • C. 

      Their advanced medical techniques.

    • D. 

      Their economy.

  • 5. 
    What was not a part of the Union's "Anaconda Plan"?
    • A. 

      To blockade the south and east coasts

    • B. 

      To take control of the Mississippi River

    • C. 

      To take the slaves out of Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital

    • D. 

      To attack from all sides at once to Richmond

  • 6. 
    What did the Union realize after the Battle of Bull Run?
    • A. 

      The Confederacy was weak and the war would be won easily.

    • B. 

      The war would last longer and be harder than they previously thought.

    • C. 

      They needed to make a compromise with the South.

    • D. 

      They needed to free the slaves in order to gain help.

  • 7. 
    What was a way in which women did not support the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Running businesses to support the troops and families.

    • B. 

      Tending to wounded soldiers.

    • C. 

      Aiding in government spying.

    • D. 

      Writing novels to entertain the soldiers during times they did not battle.

  • 8. 
    What were ways in which death was caused in the Civil War?
    • I. Shooting by improved long-distance shooting weapons
    • II. Poor medical care
    • III. Disease
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      I, III

    • C. 

      II, III

    • D. 

      I, II, III

  • 9. 
    What was the purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation?
    • A. 

      To free slaves and cut off the Confederate workforce.

    • B. 

      To destroy "King Cotton".

    • C. 

      To gain publicity so Lincoln could be re-elected.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Why did the Emancipation Proclamation not become a law (amendment)?
    • A. 

      Lincoln couldn't convince the House to pass it.

    • B. 

      There were few supporters of it in the North.

    • C. 

      It had to ratified by 75% of the states.

    • D. 

      No state wanted free slaves.

  • 11. 
    Why was the Battle of Gettysburg considered a turning point in the Civil War?
    • A. 

      It utilized the advanced cannons and ships that the North was building.

    • B. 

      The large death toll led Ulysses S. Grant to take control of his army.

    • C. 

      The lower death toll (as compared to Antietam) showed that the war was settling down.

    • D. 

      It led General Robert E. Lee to conduct a defensive war only, and not attack on Union land.

  • 12. 
    Who were the "special" targets of draft riots?
    • A. 

      African-Americans

    • B. 

      Whites

    • C. 

      Women's suffrage supporters

    • D. 

      Abolitionists

  • 13. 
    What was significant of the Union victory in the Battle of Vicksburg?
    • A. 

      It had the first Black army.

    • B. 

      It destroyed the Confederate capital.

    • C. 

      It had no significance.

    • D. 

      It gave the Union control of the Mississippi.

  • 14. 
    What was the significance of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment?
    • A. 

      It was the first Black regiment.

    • B. 

      It was the first Indian regiment.

    • C. 

      It was the first White regiment.

    • D. 

      It was the first integrated regiment.

  • 15. 
    What did the 54th Massachusetts Regiment win at the Battle of Fort Wagner?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      Respect from Union soldiers

    • C. 

      Control of the Mississippi River

    • D. 

      Money

  • 16. 
    What was General Sherman's idea of total war?
    • A. 

      To use cannons and warships to invade the North.

    • B. 

      To sell slaves to gain war resources.

    • C. 

      To inflict all damage on war resources.

    • D. 

      To kill Abraham Lincoln and destroy the Union capital.

  • 17. 
    Who surrendered to General Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse?
    • A. 

      General Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      Confederate President Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln